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Get peace of mind when traveling.

Traveling is exciting, but there are risks associated with every trip. Whether for work or pleasure, reducing stress always improves the travel experience. Travel insurance may help to bring you peace of mind and may remove the risk of catastrophic financial costs.

Medical coverage is an essential option.

A travel policy has multiple optional elements, but one of the most important is medical insurance. You’ll need coverage against both the costs of treatment and the costs of being brought back home. Without this coverage, you may be put under financial stress depending on the care you receive and the area you are traveling in.

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Trip Cancellation
Risk Factor

Your trip is all planned and paid for. You’ve got your plane tickets, your hotel is booked, and you’re ready to go. Then tragedy strikes and you’re forced to cancel your trip before you even get a chance to leave. Now, not only are you out the experience of your trip, you’re out all the money you paid too.


Trip cancellation insurance applies to situations where you have to cancel your trip because of a covered reason before you’re able to leave. Some covered reasons include illness, injury, or death of a family member or the traveler, natural disasters that make the trip impossible, and more. This coverage can reimburse you for the prepaid, non-refundable expenses related to your trip.

Trip Interruption
Risk Factor

You’re on your trip, enjoying the amazing sites and having fun. The food is good, your accommodations are nice. This trip was definitely worth the money. But when an unfortunate emergency occurs and you’re forced to end your trip early, you’re not only missing out on the last leg of your trip, but you’re out the money you paid for the rest of it.


Trip interruption insurance is an essential coverage for those emergencies and situations you just can’t predict while you’re traveling. If you’re forced to cut your trip short due to a covered reason—like a serious illness, a death in the family, a natural disaster that makes continuing the trip impossible, and more—this coverage can help you recoup your losses. It can help reimburse you for prepaid, non-refundable, and unused expenses, and it can also help you cover the costs to return home early.

Missed Flights
Risk Factor

Traveling by plane means a lot of coordination and many circumstances beyond your control can wreak havoc on your plans. All it takes is one incident to make you miss your flight and leave you stranded.


If missing flights is a big concern for you while you’re traveling, this policy could be right for you. In the event you miss a flight due to a covered reason, you may be eligible for help with travel and accommodation expenses related to your missed flight. However, it’s important to know what is and isn’t covered—for example, not leaving enough time to get to the airport is not a covered event.

Medical Insurance
Risk Factor

When you travel, you get to explore new places and try new things, but injuries and illnesses can happen at any time. All it takes is the wrong food to land you in the hospital with a serious bout of food poisoning. Your standard health insurance may not cover you while you’re traveling, and the resulting medical bills can be enormous.


If you find yourself sick or injured while traveling, travel medical insurance can help you cover the costs of your treatment. Some plans may be extended to groups and dependents. Other plans can also cover dental expenses.

Medical Evacuation and Repatriation
Risk Factor

If you’re traveling internationally and suffer a serious injury or illness that requires you to be transported to the nearest qualified facility or your home country, those costs can add up quickly. If the worst should happen and you die while abroad, returning your remains to your home country can also come with a high price tag.


Medical evacuation and repatriation insurance is a form of medical coverage that supplements your standard travel medical insurance. It helps to cover the costs of evacuating you to the nearest qualified facility to treat your injury or illness. This coverage can also cover the costs of transporting a family member or friend to be by your side. If you were to die while abroad, the repatriation portion of the coverage helps to cover the costs of returning your body to your home country.

Loss and Delay of Baggage
Risk Factor

Everything you need for your trip is stored in your baggage. Clothing, toiletries, electronics, you name it, you probably have it packed. What happens if you arrive at your destination, but your baggage is delayed? What happens if your luggage gets lost, stolen, or damaged? Suddenly you’re faced with having to buy replacements for everything you packed.


Getting coverage for loss and delay of baggage in your travel insurance policy can help you if you’re suddenly without your luggage. If your bags are delayed, this policy can reimburse you for essentials you have to purchase, like toiletries, clothes, and more. If your bags are lost, the insurance company will help you try to track down your luggage, and if it can’t be found, they’ll reimburse you for the items. Coverage for stolen and damaged luggage varies, so be sure to check your policy.

Trip Delay
Risk Factor

When traveling, it’s possible for unexpected delays to occur. When that happens, you could lose out on prepaid expenses and also incur new ones as you wait out the delay.


If you experience a delay in your travel plans due to a covered reason, trip delay insurance can help to cover some of the costs associated with it. For instance, it can reimburse you for lost expenses that you prepaid, and it can also help to cover things like accommodations, food, transport, and more as you wait out the delay. It’s important to note that policies will define how long your delay needs to last for it to be covered—i.e. five hours—and there is a limit on the amount of reimbursement per day you’ll be allowed.

Rental Vehicles
Risk Factor

Often when you travel by plane, train, and boat, you most likely won’t have access to your vehicle and will have to rent one at your destination. If you get into an accident or damage the rental vehicle, you could be held liable for the damage.


While your personal auto insurance may extend to rental cars, there is a possibility that it won’t. It’s also possible the rental agency will offer you rental insurance, but for a hefty price. In that case, rental vehicle insurance can help you cover costs associated with an accident you’re liable for while in the rented vehicle, such as costs to repair the vehicle.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Risk Factor

It’s not pleasant to think about, but traveling can be dangerous. One second you could be having the time of your life, and the next, the worst could happen. Now you can’t provide for the people you care about like you used to.


Accidental death and dismemberment insurance may be an important part of your travel insurance. It acts like a life insurance policy. You name a beneficiary and if you were to die or be dismembered while traveling, they would receive the benefits. This would be paid out in addition to any life insurance coverage you already have.

Travel Inconvenience
Risk Factor

There are so many moving parts when it comes to traveling. Your transportation, your accommodations, the activities and attractions you plan to visit, and more. If even one thing goes wrong, it could be a huge inconvenience to your entire trip.


Travel inconvenience insurance can help supplement your trip interruption and trip delay insurance. It helps to reimburse you for expenses if a covered and unforeseen event were to occur and disrupt your trip. This could include closed attractions, hotel construction, card cancellations, and more.

Why buy travel protection?

Reasons why you want to consider purchasing a travel protection plan for your trip may vary, but we at Brewster-Allen-Wichert, Inc. are here to help you make informed decisions about your travel insurance policies.

Who could buy travel protection?

Travelers of all kinds can purchase travel protection, including but not limited to:

  • Retirees taking a cruise.
  • Families going to Disney World.
  • Couples taking a vacation.
  • College students backpacking through Europe.

Travel protection offers worldwide coverage.

Travel plans are available for:

  • Domestic trips.
  • International trips.
  • Multiple trips a year.
  • Trips of any length, though this varies per plan.

Learn about pre- and post-departure coverages.

Coverage begins after purchase of a protection plan, and continues throughout the duration of your trip.

Before the trip, travel protection begins while you are still at home, and handles risks including:

  • Last minute cancellation due to illness.
  • Cancellation due to inclement weather.
  • Cancellation due to a terrorist incident occuring.

During the trip, travel protection provides coverage for:

  • Emergency/accident care.
  • Medication evacuations.
  • Travel delays.
  • Missed connections.
  • Lost/stolen baggage.

Here are some things you may want to keep in mind.

  • Your ordinary insurance plans may not offer coverage abroad, or they may have lower limits.
  • In most situations, Medicare may not offer coverage outside of the US.
  • Credit cards may have some travel coverage built-in, but some may not provide as many benefits as those provided by a travel protection plan.
  • Cruise lines may offer their own protection, but you can help protect your cruise with a travel protection plan that may be more extensive.

Let’s look at some “What If?” scenarios.

What if…

  • You are involved in a car crash?
  • You injure yourself before or during the trip?
  • You lose your baggage during the trip?
  • Your flight is delayed and you need to get a hotel for the night?
  • You have to cancel your trip or are delayed because you missed your connection?
  • Someone in your immediate family, who isn’t traveling, gets sick, injured, or passes away?
  • A natural disaster impacts your travel plan?

A travel protection plan helps you have solid answers to these big questions, allowing you to enjoy your trip without the added worry of these potential outcomes.

What else comes with a travel protection plan?

There are some non-insurance travel assistance services included in a travel protection plan:

  • Pre-trip advice on weather, or visa information.
  • Help with lost prescriptions.
  • Coordinated emergency evacuation.
  • Assistance in locating your lost baggage.
  • Assistance to locate the nearest US Embassy to replace your lost passport.
  • Help to find the closest medical facility up to US standards.

  Should you buy travel insurance?

Travel plans can be exciting, but plans can go awry. That’s why having the backing of a travel policy may help bring you peace of mind knowing you have coverage.

Cover individual trips or invest in a one-year policy.

You can choose between a single-trip policy or one that covers all trips across a whole year. Which is a better value depends on how many trips you plan to make, as well as where you will be visiting. It’s definitely worth considering since just two trips a year may make an annual policy worthwhile.

Considering a travel insurance policy? Contact us to go over your travel plans and potential coverage options.

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